Good things to come to those who wait, and finally, a first taste of one of our most anticipated releases of 2013 is being presented on a silver platter. Or, a lyric video, but tomato, tomahto. Phoneix’s new song, “Entertainment,” has us tapping our toes and dancing in a field of daisies that currently exists only in our mind on this otherwise cold and blustery day. In other words, it’s a Phoenix song.
The follow-up to 2009’s euphoric Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix emulates the band’s successful style that’s helped forge a worldwide following and land them a headlining spot at this year’s Coachella Festival, but takes things to a darker place. With fruitful inspiration stemming from juicy peaches and dank smell of Drake-approved fragrances, the band continues on a familiar sound rooted in peppy percussion, bouncing synths, and indelible vocals on the lead single and opening track off the upcoming Bankrupt! (out April 23). In nearly four years between albums, lead singer Thomas Mars has had much to celebrate–marrying Sofia Coppola and all–and yet the lyrics suggest an otherwise complicated, unfair relationship (“Show them what you do with me/When everyone here knows better”) that could be on its way out (“I’d rather be alone”).
“Do you want to let go?” Mars sings. We do want to let go of the oppressive bonds of this cold and boring season, that’s for sure. And if Phoenix is willing to help us do that a wee bit early, well then, even better.
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